Spotlight on a Florida Christmas: Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Every Thanksgiving weekend Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into a quaint Christmas village. Christmas decorations, entertainment, music, activities, light shows and special Christmas food is everywhere.

Take a ride on the on the Christmas Town Express and enjoy a traditional Christmas carol sing-a-long.

Take a trip to the North Pole and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at their home. Then later have dinner with Mrs. Claus at her family feast.

Enjoy the various displays such as this nativity scene and the beautiful angel. While she looks like a statue she’s actually a live lady, giving out hugs to all the children passing by.

Take a stroll through Christmas Town and enjoy some tasty treats such as freshly baked cookies, flavored coffees, hot chocolates and wine, specialty sandwiches and some elf food (caramel and chocolate popcorn). You can design your own cupcake and bring home a unique nutcracker or other holiday decoration.

Other activities and shows include: Elf Academy, Elmo’s Christmas Wish, Christmas Time Terrace Tree Show, Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation, Christmas on Ice, Carol of the Bells light show, Hallelujah Showcase (local choirs), Christmas Celebration, Christmas from the Heart (gospel music).

Christmas Town is open Friday’s to Sunday’s and all of Christmas week until December 31st. This year the cost is included in the regular park admission.

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2 thoughts on “Spotlight on a Florida Christmas: Busch Gardens Christmas Town

    • Thanks. We’re always looking for things to do with him. Even if he doesn’t remember the experience helps him grow and make connections. I do love these parks that do more than entertain, they teach too.

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